Felix Baumgartner’s Supersonic Freefall from 120,000 ft a Success
AFTER FLYING TO AN ALTITUDE OF 39,045 METERS (128,100 FEET) IN A HELIUM-FILLED BALLOON, FELIX BAUMGARTNER COMPLETED A RECORD BREAKING JUMP FROM THE EDGE OF SPACE, EXACTLY 65 YEARS AFTER CHUCK YEAGER FIRST BROKE THE SOUND.
Reminder: Think Twice Before Releasing Balloons into Our Environment
While releasing balloons is often an idea of groups that wish to honor an event or lost loved one, the FWC encourages the public to choose more environmentally responsible actions for their events. Balloons released inevitably end up in the…